Track star scores silver at national meet

Chilliwack's Tasha Willing earned three top 10 finishes, including a second place showing in the shot-put.

Chilliwack’s Tasha Willing turned in a silver medal performance at a national youth track meet in Langley last weekend.

The Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships were held at McLeod Athletic Park.

Willing, a Chilliwack secondary school student, earned her medal in the U-18 womens’ shot-put. Willing, 16 years old, was one of the younger competitors in a division that also included 17 year olds.

She unleashed a throw of 13.20 metres in the final, finishing a scant .16 metres out of first place.

Willing competed in two other events.

In the U-18 hammer-throw she launched her hammer 50.81m to finish sixth.

In the U-18 discus, her mark of 34.97 metres left her ninth.

Get full results online at liveresults.athletics.ca/Live_Results/2014/Legion_National_Youth_Championships/